#DailyThankfulnessJournal – Miracles

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For the Mystery of the Unimagined

For the Blessing of imponderables

For the Miracle of Improbables

That fill our world how we least expect…

I am Thankful.

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Day 16 of 365 of the Daily Thankfulness Journal Invitation

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~Morgan~

 

#DailyThankfulnessJournal – Whispers

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Soft the whispers Sigh

Delicate night all around

Speaking of Silence

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Thank you for the Whispers!

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Day 15 of 365 of the Daily Thankfulness Journal Invitation

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~Morgan~

#DailyThankfulnessJournal – Snowy Nights

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How I love to wake in the mid of the night, tiptoe to the window and peek outside to see the sky gently descending in fluttering dreams of velvety whiteness!

Thank You!

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Day 14 of 365 of the Daily Thankfulness Journal Invitation

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~Morgan~

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Beautiful Photo found on Google. Credit Gratefully Acknowledged to the Original photographer and Artist.

#DailyThankfulnessJournal – Orangie

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For the Sweet Gentle Soul that shares my life,

Who has been with me through joys and beside me in strife,

For the Precious Treasure that he is,

Thank You!

 

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Day 13 of 365 of the Daily Thankfulness Journal Invitation

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~Morgan~

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Beautiful Photo found on Google. Credit Gratefully Acknowledged to the Original photographer and Artist.

#DailyThankfulnessJournal – Family

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For the Blessing of Family, whether related by blood or by love, with which to share the Blessings of the season, the glimmers of snowy starlight, and the magic of memory.

Thank You!

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Day 12 of 365 of the Daily Thankfulness Journal Invitation

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~Morgan~

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Beautiful Photo found on Google. Credit Gratefully Acknowledged to the Original photographer and Artist.

#DailyThankfulnessJournal – Ethereal Balm

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For stillness that permeates and calms,

For the Hush that forms an ethereal balm,

Like a silent, singing, eternal Psalm,

I am Grateful.

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Day 11 of 365 of the Daily Thankfulness Journal Invitation

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~Morgan~

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Beautiful Photo found on Google. Credit Gratefully Acknowledged to the Original photographer and Artist.

#DailyThankfulnessJournal – Minuscule Miracles

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For the Minuscule Miracle of Individuality,

in the most delicate spectacle of weather,

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in Each Of Us,

Thank You!

 

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Day 10 of 365 of the Daily Thankfulness Journal Invitation

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~Morgan~

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Beautiful Photo found on Google. Credit Gratefully Acknowledged to the Original photographer and Artist.

#DailyThankfulnessJournal – Streaming Sunlight

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For ribbons of shimmers

And Streaming Dances of brightness,

Thank You!

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Day 9 of 365 of the Daily Thankfulness Journal Invitation

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~Morgan~

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Beautiful Photo found on Google. Credit Gratefully Acknowledged to the Original photographer and Artist.

#DailyThankfulnessJournal – Compassion

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The Touch of Love is seen in the Miraculous as well as the Simple,
In the Drops of Water upon a newborns head,
In the Benediction o’er a Final Resting Place;
The Touch of Love is Bread in our Hands
And Wine on our Lips,
In Prayers offered beside the sickbed
And in Joyful Laughter at the birth of Life;
The Touch is in the Understanding and Patience Spoken to a Troubled Youth,
And in the Sincere Help offered to One in Need,
It is Heard in the Promise of Unconditional Love
And the Warm Embrace or Handclasp extended to a Stranger.
The Touch of Love is known in the grinding bit of a drill
Searching for Fresh Water In a Forgotten Village,
And in a coverlet offered to a refugee, lost and alone.
The Gentle Touch of Love is Shared through words of Encouragement
To One depressed, discouraged or grieving,
And Through the Compassion of Empathy conveyed
By a Wordless Nod or Gaze.
The Touch of Love is Extended to Each of Us and Shared Through All of Us,
To The World In Need.

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Thank You For ALL Forms of Compassion

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Inspired and Written in conjunction with Pastor Robert Kehrli

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Day 8 of 365 of the Daily Thankfulness Journal Invitation

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~Morgan~

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#DailyThankfulnessJournal – Laughter

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Thank You Jovial Spirit,

For Laughter!

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Day 8 of 365 of the Daily Thankfulness Journal Invitation

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~Morgan~

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Beautiful Photo found on Google. Credit Gratefully Acknowledged to the Original photographer and Artist.

The Gift – #Thoughts for #Christmas and #Renewal

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My thoughts this morning were swimming, I do confess it. Swimming in the deep end of the pool, where I often do not stray, at least, not without one of those little blow up rubber duckey thingies.

In an attempt to re-center myself, I began to pray, as I often do when my thoughts go out the window. It is my meditation. My Source and Strength, and very often, my Inspiration. Considering the time of year, I let my thoughts focus on the Light coming into the world and the Opportunity that came into the world with it; opportunity for Renewal and Hope, for the Rekindling of Love and Compassion, and the beginning of something indescribable that would, ultimately, change the world forever. A Miracle, perhaps? A Transformation in the onset. A Revolution, some may say.

As my thoughts continued to focus, the Light became a bit too intense and made me squint; resulting in a slightly different perspective. You know how it is, I’m sure. Rather like looking at the Christmas Tree, or perhaps a candle or the moon, and squinting in order to turn the solid light into something sparkly, incandescent and somehow, more beautiful. In doing so, you see the entire Source differently, don’t you? Thus as I pondered, and my mind circumspectly wandered, (Poe-like, perhaps) a thought stepped out from the sparkling light to present itself for consideration.

The Book of Revelations: a mighty paradoxical and quizzical conundrum of words and phrases, largely incomprehensible, at least to me. (walk with me for a moment, I promise, I’ll come back round to my point in a moment). Odd, that a book, which is, by and large, poetic and metaphoric in nature, should confound me, a writer of, by and large, poetic and metaphoric writings, but perhaps that is the Paradox. Maybe. What if I’ve been reading this last book of The Bible all these years, desperately trying too make heads or tails out of it and failing because I’m …well, trying to make sense of it. What if this book is a book of poetry? A Verse (or twenty odd verses) written by a poet who had no understanding about what he was writing? What if I need to look at all the prophecy, the doom and gloom, chaos and calamity from the point of view of someone trying to describe something they cannot describe (rather like me right now).

This made me pause. (things to make you go “hmmmm?”) I might be barking up the wrong tree here, lost in the woods, wandering in circles, off the beaten path, but follow me for a moment, please; there might be light at the end of this tunnel. What if, instead of an apocalypse happening at some distant point in time that will cause despair and fear and turmoil, wars and disease, famine and natural catastrophes; what if all of it is already happening? What if the descriptions of The End Times in Revelations are merely an account of dreadful occurrences that are beyond the comprehension of someone living in a time when simplicity and homegrown remedies were the be all and end all of wisdom? (a lot of what if’s, to be sure!)

So what happens next? Does The Anointed One return, walking upon a cloud of smoke and fire, bearing The Light of all Light and Transforming the world in one fell swoop? Or is this description also an attempt to describe the indescribable? The unfathomable. What if, instead, The Return is more a Renewal? A Rekindling of Mind, Perception, Understanding; of Body, not just physical health, but a change in Attitude, Action, and Purpose; and of Spirit, Compassion, Empathy, Acceptance in Love and Service to others? A Renewal that will change the world into an Earthly Paradise where Peace and Harmony, Love and Joy will Co-Exist freely; where the lion will lie down with the lamb, or, to say it another way, where those who once hated and exploited, through a Miraculous Transformation of Mind, Body and Spirit brought on by a Return to The Light and The Source, will work with, for and beside those they once oppressed.

(is your head spinning yet, because mine still is!)

In this Season of Renewal, when a Miracle entered the world to offer Light and Life to All, wouldn’t it be Rapturous, indeed, to accept this Precious Gift given so selflessly? To decide not to wait on what someone else might do, but walk boldly into the future with a renewed sense of Purpose and direction; with a transformed opinion about the world and those with whom we share it; with a Rekindled Love that reaches across boundaries and beyond prejudice. Utopianism? Perhaps. But wouldn’t such a change be a Revelation? Wouldn’t it, eventually, alter the entire world? Wouldn’t it be, somewhat, apocalyptic, if there were a best sense to that word?

~Morgan~

#DailyThankfulnessJournal – #Love

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For Love that Holds us,

Cherishes us,

Protects us,

and Waits for us

to simply Love

in Return.

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Day 7 of 365 of the Daily Thankfulness Journal Invitation

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~Morgan~

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Beautiful Photo found on Google. Credit Gratefully Acknowledged to the Original Photographer and Artist.

#DailyThankfulnessJournal – Winter Blue

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I simply love the still, cold, ethereal chill of Winter draped in Blue.

Thank You!

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Day 6 of 365 of the Daily Thankfulness Journal Invitation

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~Morgan~

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Beautiful Photo found on Google. Credit Gratefully Acknowledged to the Original photographer and Artist.

Hush in the Stillness – #Christmas #Poetry

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Hush in the Stillness,
Pause to Hear
The Shush of Hooves on the Wind,
Reindeer,
Walking on the Midnight Sky,
With The Spirit of Christmas Drawing Nigh.

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Beautiful Original Artwork: Magic_Winter_Night_by_mysteria_dl

#DailyThankfulnessJournal – Friends

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Friends Dance in our Hearts,
Sing in our Thoughts,
Laugh in our Dreams,
Walk with us through the Darkness,
Help us carry the burden,
Add Spice and Flair to our Lives,
Tempt our Musings with Imagination,
Gently Proffer Inspiration,
Add their voices to our Songs,
Smile when Everything else goes wrong,
Friends Remind us where we Belong,
Friends are a Gift from the Sweet Above,
Friends are a Reflection of Unconditional Love.

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Day 5 of 365 of the Daily Thankfulness Journal Invitation

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~Morgan~

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Beautiful Original Artwork by: Jessica Galbreth